BRITISH COLUMBIA – Toronto’s Seabridge Gold has launched an environmental initiative to remediate the Johnny Mountain mine 110 km northwest of Stewart. Seabridge acquired the former gold producer when it purchased SnipGold, the former owner of the Iskut property that includes Johnny Mountain.
Work this summer will cost $750,000 as Seabridge ensures compliance with existing authorizations and begins developing a successful mitigation plan to deal with past mining activities. The program will include a comprehensive evaluation of best practices for future remediation on the property, drawing from the Seabridge environmental team’s experiences at KSM and other North America sites and input from the Tahltan First Nation and BC regulatory officials. Work will begin with a general site cleanup in the vicinity of the Bronson Slope airstrip.
The environmental work will be completed in conjunction with Seabridge’s planned 2016 exploration program for the property.
For more information on Iskut and other projects, visit www.SeabridgeGold.net.